Words starting with i

Words and definitions

Meaning of Iceman

Iceman means: A man who is skilled in traveling upon ice, as among glaciers.

Meaning of Iceman

Iceman means: One who deals in ice; one who retails or delivers ice.

Meaning of Ice plant

Ice plant means: A plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum), sprinkled with pellucid, watery vesicles, which glisten like ice. It is native along the Mediterranean, in the Canaries, and in South Africa. Its juice is said to be demulcent and diuretic; its ashes are used in Spain in making glass.

Meaning of Icequake

Icequake means: The crash or concussion attending the breaking up of masses of ice, -- often due to contraction from extreme cold.

Meaning of Ich

Ich means: I.

Meaning of Ichneumon

Ichneumon means: Any carnivorous mammal of the genus Herpestes, and family Viverridae. Numerous species are found in Asia and Africa. The Egyptian species(H. ichneumon), which ranges to Spain and Palestine, is noted for destroying the eggs and young of the crocodile as well as various snakes and lizards, and hence was considered sacred by the ancient Egyptians. The common species of India (H. griseus), known as the mongoose, has similar habits and is often domesticated. It is noted for killing the cobra.

Meaning of Ichneumon

Ichneumon means: Any hymenopterous insect of the family Ichneumonidae, of which several thousand species are known, belonging to numerous genera.

Meaning of Ichneumonidan

Ichneumonidan means: Of or pertaining to the Ichneumonidae, or ichneumon flies.

Meaning of Ichneumonidan

Ichneumonidan means: One of the Ichneumonidae.

Meaning of Ichneumonides

Ichneumonides means: The ichneumon flies.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zufolo

Zufolo means: A little flute or flageolet, especially that which is used to teach birds.

Meaning of Zuchetto

Zuchetto means: A skullcap covering the tonsure, worn under the berretta. The pope's is white; a cardinal's red; a bishop's purple; a priest's black.

Meaning of Zuche

Zuche means: A stump of a tree.

Meaning of Zubr

Zubr means: The aurochs.

Meaning of Zoutch

Zoutch means: To stew, as flounders, eels, etc., with just enough or liquid to cover them.

Meaning of Zounds

Zounds means: An exclamation formerly used as an oath, and an expression of anger or wonder.

Meaning of Zouave

Zouave means: Hence, one of a body of soldiers who adopt the dress and drill of the Zouaves, as was done by a number of volunteer regiments in the army of the United States in the Civil War, 1861-65.

Meaning of Zouave

Zouave means: One of an active and hardy body of soldiers in the French service, originally Arabs, but now composed of Frenchmen who wear the Arab dress.

Meaning of Zosterops

Zosterops means: A genus of birds that comprises the white-eyes. See White-eye.

Meaning of Zostera

Zostera means: A genus of plants of the Naiadaceae, or Pondweed family. Zostera marina is commonly known as sea wrack, and eelgrass.

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